Blast From the Past — 1959

The danger of handling explosive chemicals is brought home in this article from Ordill, Illinois. Eight years later two more men would die, and a third injured, in another explosion at the same plant when they were handling propellants for starting jet engines.

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Source: San Francisco Examiner Newspaper, November 4, 1959 via California Digital Newspaper Collection, Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research, University of California, Riverside


  2 comments for “Blast From the Past — 1959

  1. November 29, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Wow. Quite literally a ‘blast’ from the past… Dangerous stuff, eh?

    Liked by 1 person

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